Fees Report 2019-2020

From: Parole Board of Canada

Chairperson’s Message

On behalf of Parole Board of Canada, I am pleased to present our report on fees for 2019–20.

The Service Fees Act provides a modern legislative framework that enables cost-effective delivery of services and, through better reporting to Parliament, improves transparency and oversight.

Last year, a detailed listing of individual fees under the department’s authority, along with anticipated increases, was added to the reporting requirements.

This year’s report provides more detail on each fee, such as the type and rate of adjustment, the service standard and the performance result. This information provides additional context on each fee, in the spirit of open and transparent fee management.

I welcome the increased transparency and oversight that the Service Fees Act reporting regime embodies, and the Parole Board of Canada is committed to establishing a framework that reflects these requirements.


Sylvie Blanchet
Acting Chairperson, Parole Board of Canada

Fee setting mechanism Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
Fees set by contract 0 0 Remissions do not apply to fees set by contract.
Fees set by market rate, auction or both 0 0 Remissions do not apply to fees set by market rate, auction or both.
Fees set by act, regulation or fees notice 4,474,870 6,822,455 0
Total 4,474,870 6,822,455 0

Totals, by fee grouping, for fees set by act, regulation or fees notice

The following table presents, for each fee grouping, the total revenue, cost and remissions for all fees that the Parole Board of Canada had the authority to set in 2019-20 that are set by any of the following:

A fee grouping is a grouping of all the fees that a department has the authority to set for activities relating to a single business line, directorate or program.

Record Suspension Application Fee: totals for 2019–20

Fee grouping Record Suspension Fee
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
4,474,870 6,822,455  

Details on each fee set by act, regulation or fees notice

This section provides detailed information on each fee that the Parole Board of Canada had the authority to set in 2019-20 and that was set by any of the following:

Fee grouping Record Suspension Fee
Fee Record Suspension Fee
Fee-setting authority Order in Council 1995-698
Year fee setting authority was introduced 1995
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2012
Service standard Record suspension applications for summary convictions are processed within 6 months of application acceptance; record suspension applications for indictable offences are processed within 12 months of application acceptance; and, record suspension applications that the PBC is proposing to refuse to order or proposing to deny are processed within 24 months of application acceptance.
Performance result

In 2019-20, the PBC received a total of 12,441 record suspension/pardon applications and accepted 9,587 for processing. The accepted applications were successfully processed within the established standards at 99.80%.

Average processing time for record suspension applicationFootnotes1:

  • Containing offences tried summarily: 165 days;
  • Containing offences tried by indictment: 345 days; and
  • Where the PBC refused to order a record suspension: 480 days.

Average processing time for pardon applicationFootnotes2:

  • For pardon issued: 14 days;
  • For pardon granted: 341 days; and
  • When the PBC denied a pardon: 551 days.
Application of Low Materiality Fees Regulations Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($) 644.88Footnotes3
2019-20 total fee revenue ($) 4,474,870
Fee adjustment date March 31, 2021
Adjusted fee amount in 2021-22 ($) 656.45


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